2018 Cutaneous Biology

A/Prof Pritinder Kaur

A/Prof Pritinder Kaur received her PhD in intestinal epithelial stem cell biology in 1985 from the University of Manchester, UK training with Prof Christopher Potten at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research. She was a postdoctoral fellow and subsequently a Staff Scientist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA (1985-1990), where she investigated the role of human papillomaviruses in epithelial cancers and worked on integrin function in keratinocytes. She moved to Australia in 1990 to work at the Hanson Centre for Cancer Research, Adelaide as a Florey Fellow working on angiogenesis and cancer, and was subsequently appointed Lab Head/Associate Member where she remained until 1999 and began work on human skin stem cells. She has held Group Leader/Lab Head positions at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne (2000-2015); and the Hudson Institute for Medical Research, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne (2015-2016), prior to being recruited to Curtin University in Jan 2016. She is a former NHMRC Research Fellow and serves on the Editorial Board of Stem Cells. Her research interests are centred on epithelial stem cell biology using human skin as a model system; microenvironmental regulation of epithelial tissue regeneration and regulation of cancer progression; and intrinsic versus extrinsic regulation of ageing in human skin


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